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Miyamoto says amiibo won’t lock content away in Star Fox Zero

Posted on June 26, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Like many Nintendo games these days, Star Fox Zero will have amiibo support. But the one thing players won’t have to worry about is content being locked away behind figures.

Shigeru Miyamoto told Kotaku at E3 2015 last week that amiibo usage in Star Fox Zero will be on the lighter side of things. Tying in significant content like abilities or a special mode isn’t planned. Instead, having amiibo will offer players “a little something extra” – perhaps “a different skin for the Arwing or something like that.”

Miyamoto said:

“In terms of being able to unlock content, I don’t really want to go down that path. For this game, I think of it more as, for people who have the Amiibo, they’re going to get a little something extra and that’s how I’m planning on it with this game. So rather than actual abilities or things like that changing in the game, it would be like getting a different skin for the Arwing or something like that.”

“So, I don’t really want to talk about Nintendo in general today, but in terms of what I’m doing with Star Fox, I’m really not thinking about there being locked content or there being a mode that you won’t be able to play if you don’t have one. Since we already have the existing Smash Bros. Amiibos I basically want to put in something so if you already have those Amiibos, I imagine people will try and tap them on Star Fox anyway, and I want to make sure there is something that gives them a nice charge when they do that.”

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